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Gene Sharp

Gene Sharp

As long as the idea of 'nonviolent defense' remains simply a generalization and an abstraction, there is no choice possible for most people.

Gene Sharp

Gene Sharp

A country with a civilian-based defense policy and without nuclear weapons is far less likely to be targeted by nuclear powers than are countries with nuclear armed rockets aimed at other nuclear powers.

Gene Sharp

Gene Sharp

The theory that power derives from violence, and that victory goes to the side with the greater capacity for violence, is false.

Gene Sharp

Gene Sharp

Nonviolent action is a means of combat, as is war. It involves the matching of forces and the waging of 'battles', requires wise strategy and tactics, and demands of its 'soldiers' courage, discipline, and sacrifice.

Gene Sharp

Gene Sharp

People using nonviolent action do not have to be pacifists or saints; nonviolent action has been predominantly and successfully practiced by "ordinary" people.



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